Post by chief_cook2 on Jan 7, 2003 10:37:42 GMT -6
* Substitute ingredients with a low-fat version of the same ingredient. Try using low-fat cheese rather than the whole milk variety or fat-free mayonnaise instead of regular.
* Use 2 egg whites to replace one whole egg. Try using an egg substitute they're easy and convenient too.
* Substitute ground turkey breast for ground beef.
* Try sautéing vegetables in a small amount of water, wine or vegetable broth rather than oil or butter. Use a nonstick pan; you can reduce the amount of oil or fat used significantly. One teaspoon of oil should be sufficient if you coat the pan by brushing the oil on its surface with a pastry brush, or try a fat free cooking spray.
* Try using less of an extra-sharp version of regular cheese. The fat content remains the same whether the cheese is mild or sharp but the flavor increases with less cheese actually being used.
* When a fat is called for in recipes, try gradually reducing the amount and comparing the results with the original recipe. If your recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of butter, try cutting it down to 1-1/2 tablespoons. If this is successful, try reducing it further next time. You may be surprised just how little fat is really needed and remember every little bit helps.
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